Erratum: Coding-complete genome sequence of Yada Yada Virus, a novel alphavirus detected in Australian mosquitoes (American society for microbiology (2020) 9:2 (e01476-19) Doi:10.1128/MRA.01476-19)
journal contributionposted on 07.01.2021, 05:18 by Jana BatovskaJana Batovska, JP Buchmann, EC Holmes, SE Lynch
Copyright © 2020 Batovska et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Volume 9, no. 2, e01476-19, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01476-19. After publication, the authors were made aware of a short sequence on GenBank (JQ749729.1) with high similarity to Yada Yada virus (YYV). The 331-bp sequence is part of the nonstructural polyprotein (NSP4) and shares 97% nucleotide identity and 99.1% amino acid identity with YYV. This sequence was detected in an Aedes notoscriptus mosquito collected in North Melbourne, Australia, in 2011. The similarity of this sequence to YYV suggests that the virus from which it originated is part of the mosquito-specific alphavirus complex, which consists of viruses that have been detected only in Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes.